Monday, March 29, 2010

April 30th, 1998: Sarge, Dismemberment Plan, Threadline, the Propeller Song @ WMBC lobby, UMBC, Baltimore, MD

This is obviously the best flyer I've ever made. This show came together pretty last minute and there was a show happening on the evening that I made the flyer and I had to act fast so I whipped this baby up using a Papa John's ad as the background. Sweet. The flyer was made before the Commuter Cafe stopped being an option for a place to hold shows at UMBC, and the show actually happened in the lobby of the campus radio station, a space smaller than the basement of the old Charm City Art Space. I haven't listened to the LP in quite some time, but "The Glass Intact" was in constant rotation on my turntable for quite a while around this time. I've never checked out any of their other records, for no good reason, but that one was a solid showing of pleasant indie-pop. Elizabeth from Sarge contacted the Dismemberment Plan about playing the show. I know its sacrilege being that I live close enough to DC, but I never really cared about them. Threadline had sent me their CDep about a month prior and I thought it was some pretty decent post-hardcore/rock. I think I still have it. If I'm thinking of the right band, the Propeller Song went on to become the Butterflies. I don't remember who played bass or guitar in the band, but Chuck Cole of Two If By Sea, among others, was the drummer. I'm pretty sure I'm thinking of the right band. I think I'm gonna throw that Sarge LP on when I get home.

4 comments:

senatorrosewater said...

I remember seeing Sarge at the small intestine. They made quite an impression on me. I need to see if I can track that shit down someplace.

Drew said...

Propeller Song was Casey (now in the Thrushes), his gf at the time, and Gary B from approximately ten billion other bands.

Mike Riley said...

Ah, that's right. Thanks Drew. And then The Butterflies was Casey, his gf, and Chuck on drums. I had no idea Casey from Thrushes was the same Casey from The Propeller Song/The Butterflies. It's good to see that all these people are still involved in local music.

Drew said...

Casey's from Jersey too! Smalltimore, man.